Shine for Shelterbox 2017-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 09, 2017
It is that time of year where we are searching out enthusiastic and dedicated Rotarians to apply for the position of District Governor (DG) for the year 2020-21.  Have a look around your club for someone who might be interested and qualified to serve as District Governor.  Perhaps you are the one! The role of DG is demanding but the rewards are incredibly unique and fulfilling. More information about the role may be found on this job description.
2020 - 21 District 5040 District Governor Nominations are open! 2017-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
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District 5040 is proud to relay the announcement that Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

Barry has outlined his vision for Rotary International. One of his goals is to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”
 
More information about the selection, Barry's background and his vision for Rotary may be found on the Rotary International site. Also check out an interview with Barry and his vision statement
Barry Rassin selected as 2018 - 2019 Rotary International President 2017-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 02, 2017
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My Dream - "Love to Vancouver" Charity Show

A unique dance and musical show performed by
the amazing China Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe.
Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Richmond Sunset.
Saturday, Oct. 7th, 8pm, River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond BC.
Partial Proceeds go to END POLIO NOW.
For more Information & Tickets click HERE.
Don't Miss this Amazing Event Brian Finley 2017-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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Dear fellow Rotarians,

I joined Rotary in 1978, when I was relatively young and had just started my accounting practice. My reason for doing so was because I thought that it would be good for my business to be associated with the movers and shakers of my community. But it didn’t take long for Juliet and me to realize that Rotary offered us so much more. Yes, Rotary provided us with ways to make friends and help build a business. But it also became the best way I know of to make a difference in our communities, both local and globally.

RI President Ian Risley comments on Membership 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 11, 2017
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Want to find out more about Rotary and hone your leadership skills at the same time?  If your answer is yes we have the courses for you.  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).
 
We have scheduled Part I, II and III sessions for this fall. New for this year: In addition to the traditional class room sessions we have scheduled online sessions for those who can't attend in person.
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Buy Furniture ... Support the Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery fund 2017-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
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At the Yellowhead Rotary meeting on July 27, 2017 two representatives (Shamitha Aravind and Sarah Ash) of the College Heights Interact Club presented their their BC wildfire relief fund raising initiative which raised close to $3000 over 3 days. This is a great example of "Rotary Youth in Action". They presented a letter detailing their efforts to  both the Prince George Yellowhead Rotary Club President Dave Wilbur, which is included, keep reading.
College Heights Interact Club raises nearly $3000 for BC Wildfire relief 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and friendship Ryan Hyland and Abby Breitstein 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
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David Suzuki will be a keynote speaker at the Rotary Presidential conference in Vancouver February 9 – 11, 2018. He is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki is a geneticist. He graduated from Amherst College (Massachusetts) in 1958 with an Honours BA in Biology, followed by a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961. His eight-part BBC/PBS series, The Secret of Life, was praised internationally, as was his five part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel.
David Suzuki will be a keynote speaker at the Rotary Presidential conference 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 20, 2017
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To the many of you who have been wanting to offer help for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the British Columbia, thank you for your care and concern. District 5040 is pleased to let you know that the Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund is now open and collecting funds that will be made available to Rotary clubs in the affected areas. Contributions to the fund are now being accepted. Once the situation with the fires has ended, a team will work with the clubs to allocate funds to the Rotary clubs in the affected areas to assist with recovery and rebuild projects in their communities. Continue reading for full details.
Announcing Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund 2017-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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To the many of you who have been wanting to offer help for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the Province, thank you for your care and concern. It is our intent to have a District wide coordinated response available to Rotarians throughout BC and Alberta.
Rotary 5040 and the British Columbia Wildfires 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2017
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First keynote speakers at Rotary Presidential Conference announced. Linda Low,  a Rotary Peace Fellow at Duke University and Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Rotary International President Ian Riseley invites you to the Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace,  Vancouver, BC,  Friday to Sunday February 9 – 11, 2018. Zones 24 and 25 will host the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace—one of six international peacebuilding conferences planned for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  President Ian Riseley has made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year and we are honored that he has chosen Vancouver to hold the first Presidential Conference on this key area.
Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference - Vancouver BC 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
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The Royal City Rotary Club together with the Rotary Club of New Westminster invite you to participate in the 22nd Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament. Over the past 21 years, this event has raised over $456,000 for local charities. Over $33,000 was raised from last year’s tournament alone. Some of the beneficiaries in our community in the past have included Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation, St Mary’s Health Foundation, Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation, West Coast Kids’ Charity and Pathfinder Youth Centre Society, among others.  For more information go to www.rotarypotofgoldgolf.com 
Rotary Pot of Gold Golf Tournament - July 11, Mayfair Lakes 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
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Don Evans has been active in Rotary for more than 31 years. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with his club. He has been active with District 5040 in Strategic Planning, as a member of the District Foundation Committee and as a PETS Trainer. He was named Rotarian of the Year for  5040 in 2014 and is currently Governor for 2017-18. Don is a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. Both Don and Deb are also Bequest Society members.
 
Donald J. Evans - Rotarian and District 5040 Governor 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2017
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It is with regret that we announce the death of PDG Irwin Stewart on Monday, June 5, 2017.
 
Please join the Stewart family as we pay tribute and celebrate his life. 
Time:               Saturday July 8, 2017 at 11:00am followed by a lunch reception
Place:              Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster
Obituary PDG Irwin Stewart 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2017
District 5040 welcomes our newest club: Vancouver Mountainview!
 
Vancouver Mountainview meets on Thursdays at 6:15 PM at the Multicultural Helping House Society at 4802 Fraser Street.  They currently have 26 members.   Plans are being made for a Charter Dinner sometime in September and they are waiting for confirmation on a final date.
 
To all of the members of Vancouver Mountainview Welcome aboard .
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President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
2017-2018 Rotary Year Theme Announced 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
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When Arch Klumpf founded The Rotary Foundation 100 years ago and the first contribution of was $26.50 was made, the purpose of the Foundation then, and over many years to follow, was development of our local communities. Although we think on the grand, global scale about our Foundation, with pride that it is among the top rated in the world, development of our own communities still remains a primary focus.
Clubs' communities the original purpose of The Rotary FoundationClubs' Peter Roaf 2017-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
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Are you interested in participating at the District level.? Then we need you!!! We have a couple of open positions at the District level and we could really use your help!
The positions are for a 3 three year term. Why? In one word continuity. It helps us with our succession planning. A District 5040 strength.
Help Wanted: Your chance to participate at the District level 2017-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Jun 14, 2017
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At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, global leaders and key donors affirmed their commitment to ending polio by pledging $1.2 billion over 3 years in new money for the fight.
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, onstage with Bill Gates and other leaders, announced Canada is pledging C$100 million (US$75 million) towards polio eradication..
Canada Pledges $100 million to Polio Eradication Brian Finley 2017-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
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Act now!
Rotary International Convention - Toronto
June 23-27 2018

There are only 2 days left for the special early registration rate of $295 US. This is a very limited time offer which is only good until Wednesday June 14th. Use this link to access the registration page

More information about the conference may be found on the conference web site.

You can also register a hotel from the same link. Given how quickly hotels book up for RI conventions you may want to consider booking now. Who knows you might find a great deal. Please let us know if you find one.

Please share this information  – especially the early bird registration which is only good until this Wednesday, June 14.

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Thirty-four young people who have helped without seeking personal reward or accolades throughout the Delta, BC community, who have demonstrated compassion and empathy for others, acted on a global level, and shown inner strength in overcoming adversity and setting an example for others were recognized at the at the ninth annual Delta Rotary Youth Awards on June 2, 2017. Past District Governor Penny Offer presented some of the awards on behalf of the Rotary Club of Ladner.
photos by PDG Chris Offer
Delta Rotary Youth Awards recognize young leaders Peter Roaf 2017-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 30, 2017
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It is with regret that we announce the death of Past District 5040 Governor 1985-1986, Mel Spowart. 
 
 
Obituary PDG Mel Spowart 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on May 29, 2017
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On May 28th 2017, Rotarians, Rotaractors, & Interactors gathered on the New Westminster Quay to walk 5K to raise funds and awareness for Rotary's campaign to eradicate polio from the world forever. 
Rotary Walk to END POLIO 2017 Brian Finley 2017-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
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The attractive, new Squamish & Lil’wat Nations Community Centre, with a vista view of the mountains, was the venue for the Friday lunch. For the Hunter and Trappers BBQ, under cover outdoors, west coast cedar plank salmon with maple glaze, BBQ rubbed chicken and buffalo smokies were served, with wild mushroom and barley pilaf, fresh baked bannock and much more.
Squamish & Lil’wat Nations lunch Peter Roaf 2017-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Century Ride 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
District 5040 Exchange Students from four continents Peter Roaf 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley
 
 
Join the 2017 Polio Walk to raise funds to END POLIO NOW.
Here's how:-
     1. Signing Up as a Team or Individual to help raise funds
     2. Make a Donation
     3. Show your support by coming out to the Walk.
 
Sunday, May 28 |  9 am to 12 noon  |  River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Information and sign-up HERE..
 
Rotary Polio Walk 2017 Brian Finley 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
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On May 13th, the first District 5040 Young Professionals Summit was held at the SFU Harbourside campus.  The event was an excellent opportunity for Young Professionals to meet, work together and develop relationships with others who will make a difference.

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Young Professionals Summit - May 13th Bala Naidoo 2017-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on May 11, 2017
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Rotary District 5040's Conference held May 4 to 7, 2017 certainly lived up to its theme, “Generations Serving Humanity,” as 300 people of all ages came together in Whistler, BC. The young and not-that-old learned from each other, cried and laughed as we reflected on Rotary’s tremendous contribution to our communities and our world in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation. Below are some inspirational, thought-provoking highlights of the conference.
 
Generations Served Humanity -- District Conference 2017 highlights Peter Roaf 2017-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Apr 28, 2017
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There hasn't been a new case of polio in India since January 13, 2011.  But a tremendous effort continues to keep the country polio free::- in less than a week, twice a year, India vaccinates approximately 167 million children under the age of 6.  Read how it is done......MORE..
Keeping India Polio Free Brian Finley 2017-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf
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An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Women in the 20th century have achieved significant progress in the economically progressive areas of the world, but women and girls in non-developed countries have a much more difficult life and must accept their inferior social status and tend to fall into traditional roles. In April, Rotary worldwide has recognized this all so important bond of maternal and child health as one of our six areas of focus.
Health of mothers and children – the focus of Rotary around the world in April Peter Roaf 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Rocks Richmond 2017-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2017
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As Rotary celebrates the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, congratulations go to District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin and Alex Stroshin for their induction into The Rotary Foundation's Arch Klumph Society on April 12, 2017 at Rotary Headquarters in Evanston, IL. RI President John Germ (left)  and Trustee Chair & Past RI President Kalyan Banerjee (right) presented the prestigious recognition.
DG Lyn and Alex Stroshin inducted to Arch Klumph Society Peter Roaf 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Wine festival 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley
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This Global Grant project brings water security to the Hosanna Children’s Home for the Destitute in rural Kenya..
It is an International project by the Rotary Club of Squamish, the Rotary Club of Nairobi Industrial Area, and the Rotary Foundation.
The Water is Flowing at the Hosanna Children's Home Brian Finley 2017-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Personal care for those in need Peter Roaf 2017-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Uganda villagers supported through conference swag bags -- become a sponsor Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
Give your used specs and books at conference Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
Hunter Amenities is the latest sponsor of this year's conference. , The company is donating toiletries for our blessing bags (2,000 each shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soap) in support of needy people and donating items to the registration bags. Check out other conference sponsors including our clubs. Become a personal sponsor.
You or your club can sponsor to make the conference possible Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Nurse and Rotary Peace Fellow to share local and international service to humanity 2017-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Youth Conference May 5 - 7 to experience more of Rotary 2017-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
100 acts to celebrate 100 years Peter Roaf 2017-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Spring Learning and Development sessions are coming to your area. Read more to find dates and locations in your area for the Rotary - Year Ahead and Grant Managements seminars.
District Spring Training Rebecca MacPherson 2017-03-03 08:00:00Z 0
March, Water & Sanitation month: District Global Grant Projects Peter Roaf 2017-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Williams Lake Daybreak and Vancouver clubs happenings 2017-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 23, 2017
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Whistler becomes "The Big Easy” for our May 4-7 District 5040 Conference at the Saturday evening Mardi Gras gala. Unmasking for Mardi Gras, the conference committee takes a moment from its work together to give you an idea of what to expect throughout the conference. Read more to watch the video.
Your District Conference Unmasked Peter Roaf 2017-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
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Learn from fellow Rotarians in hands on workshops, Thursday, May 4
Start your conference early with interactive workshops full of ideas and strategies to enhance the Rotary experience on Thursday May 4th in Whistler at the “Ski Cabin” at 2028 Rob Boyd Way.
Membership Mysteries: work together on the challenge of lack of club membership growth, solve the puzzle and leave with ideas and tools to engage and attract members.
Reputation and Club Communications: explore with others the essence and value of a strong brand and what clubs are doing to build the Rotary brand through Public Relations strategies and tools.
Rotary Uncovered - What Have I Joined?: join other Rotarians to learn what it takes to make Rotary relevant in today’s world and how you can contribute through service to your club and the world beyond.
Corralling ClubRunner: explore ClubRunner’s administrative facilities to make them work for your club, such as membership information, reports, mail service, club invoices, club directory, documents. Bulletins, RI website integration and attendance reporting.
Learn from fellow Rotarians in hands on workshops, Thursday, May 4 Peter Roaf 2017-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Find out more about the speakers and facilitators confirmed for our Rotary District 5040 Conference May 4 to 7, 2017 for keynote presentations and breakout session facilitators has been posted on the conference website. An impressive line up and more to come.
Conference speakers update Peter Roaf 2017-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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District Conference 2017 keynote speaker David Forward will release a new book on the Rotary Peace Centers at the RI Convention in Atlanta. District 5040 Rotarians attending the district conference in Whistler will have an opportunity for an early peek at this new book. David Forward is the author of books on the history of Rotary and The Rotary Foundation. He is an entertaining and engaging speaker. He is without question the most knowledgeable person on Rotary’s history. Don’t miss his presentation. Read more about David and the conference at www.celebraterotary.ca/speakers2.html

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Sylvia Barton is our District’s first participant in the New Generations Exchange Program and this is the story of the journey she has embarked on with Rotary. Sylvie as she is known by those close to her, is a 3rd year student at SFU majoring in criminology with a minor in First Nations Studies. It has been edited in length but is her story.
 
A Young Woman’s Journey with Rotary 2017-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.
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Posted on Feb 02, 2017

When a Rotary club has a positive Public Image, brand or reputation, current members are motivated to participate in service above self, prospective members are eager to join and sponsors are willing to support service. 

Reputation and Relationships Peter Roaf 2017-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Draft Conference Program and Speakers announced 2017-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Penny Offer
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District Governor Lyn invites Rotarians to register for workshops planned for Thursday May 4th in Whistler in the Ski Cabin at 2028 Rob Boyd Way. The workshops are designed to expand your Rotary knowledge and build your commitment to Rotary and your club. They will be interactive and full of ideas and strategies to enhance your Rotary experience. What a great way to start this years District Conference in Whistler!
Pre Conference Workshops Penny Offer 2017-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
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The Starfish Pack Backpack Program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students.  Teachers were heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend.  
 
Rotary makes a difference! Last fall representatives from the Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak club met with the principal of Chilcotin Road Elementary today to present the Starfish Pack program to his school..  An agreement was made and the program started as soon as parental agreements could be arranged.
 
Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak joins Starfish Program 2017-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
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Congratulations to DGE Don and Deb Evans who completed their Governor training with more than 500 Governors Elect from around the world in San Diego this past week. Photo with RI President Elect Ian and Juliet Riseley.

DGE Don and Deb are being congratulated by RI President Elect Ian and Juliet Riseley.

The group is standing in front of a banner with the 2017/18 Rotary theme: Rotary Making a Difference.

 

Deb and Don graduate from "Governor School" 2017-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Dean Rohrs on appointment to Rotary International Vice President 2017-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Penny Offer on Jan 20, 2017
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Rotary has a new online way to recommend changes to policy and rules. The Council on Resolutions is a separate governing body that will meet online every year. It will review resolutions sent by clubs and districts to the RI Board.
NEW Council on Resolutions Penny Offer 2017-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations DG Lyn 2017-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Celebrate the 100th year of our Foundation with a glass of Rotary Centennial Wine. St. Hubertus Estate Winery, based in Kelowna BC, has partnered with District 5040 to their award winning wines with a specially commissioned label to represent our 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Foundation Centennial Wine Garry Shearer 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
We have a dream -- Rotary 5040 & 5050 celebrate The Rotary Foundation centenary with US$3.3 million Peter Roaf 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2017
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Want to find out the latest news from Rotary? Here's a great opportunity to find out what's going on. Please join Zone 24-32 Rotary Director Dean Rohrs and Trustee Bryn Styles for a 'Welcome to a new year" update/webinar, scheduled for Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm PST.
'Welcome to a new year" update/webinar 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lyn Stroshin on Dec 30, 2016
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season amongst family and friends . May the spirit of the season fill your heart the entire year.  As we close out the year 2016 did you know that our Foundation has been named the world’s outstanding foundation for 2016-17. This is a huge accolade for the Rotary Foundation and for Rotarians!
 
Good luck with your clubs and your projects in the coming year.
 
Please check out the conference line up of speakers and come and be educated and entertained in Whistler in May. Registration goes up on January 16th, 2017 so please register NOW!
 
Happy New Year to you all. Alex and I and our family  wish you and your family much joy and fulfillment in 2017. May we in Rotary nurture gifts of wisdom, compassion and justice in 2017.
 
With warm regards and blessings.
DG Lyn and Alex
Happy New Year Lyn Stroshin 2016-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 20, 2016

In this season of giving and receiving…. 


As a Rotarian may the light of your presence and the warmth of your compassion greet all whom you meet.
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through.
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm, your creativity and your commitment to “doing good in the world.”

 

With warm regards,
DG Lyn and Alex Stroshin

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It's official Bala Naidoo is District Governor Designate for 2019-2020 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0

Exciting News!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
 
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.
Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 29, 2016
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Santa and District Governor Lyn Stroshin talk up the chance to win two nights free at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel for the May 4 to 7, 2017 Rotary District 5040 Conference.
If you're not yet registered at the lower conference rate you can do that now, or no later than December 24, 2016, to be eligible to win the hotel room contest. Click to view the video. Go to http://www.celebraterotary.ca/ to register now!
Get a room, says Santa 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset receives greetings from the Prime Minister 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
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District Governor Lyn is honoured and delighted to announce that, unofficially, we have a new District Governor for the year 2019-2020. The District 5040 District Governor Nominating team has chosen Bala Naidoo of the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown.
 
D5040 DG Nominating Team selects Bala Naidoo 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Vancouver selected as a site of 2018 Presidential Conference 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 20, 2016
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The Rotary Foundation recently distributed 2015-2016 recognition banners to clubs were distinguished worldwide through their generous gifts in four different areas: Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving, 100% Foundation Giving Club, End Polio Now Certificate of Achievement.

Congratulations 2015-16 Foundation Award Winners! 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

Happy World Interact Week! We want to share exciting ways to celebrate and support Interact clubs. As a bonus, we’re sharing the big reveal of the 2016 Interact Video Awards themes! Here are just a few ways you can recognize World Interact Week:

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Posted on Oct 29, 2016

Find out what two babies are saying in their unique language. In this translation, we discover they are discussing the District 5040 Conference 2017 in Whistler. Save $75 if your register before January 16, 2017.   To register, links to hotel, and more details visit CelebrateRotary.ca

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Invitation to Million Dollar Dinner 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
RI President Elect Ian Riseley's visit to Prince George 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
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RI President Elect Ian Riseley and PDG Juliet Riseley were keynote speakers at the Exploring – The Rotary Foundation – Regional Seminar in Vancouver. They were joined by facilitators RRFC Betty Screpnek, RPIC Sean Hogan, E/MGA Chris Offer, A-RRFC Larry Stinson and Annual Giving Officer Chris Boyce. Rotarians from Districts 5010, 5020, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5370, 7040 and 9810 gathered at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. Enthusiastic and passionate discussion, debate, agreement, disagreement, sharing and enthusiasm were the order of the day. Click to view photos from the Seminar.
Rotary Foundation Seminar a Huge Success 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
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$1,150 in proceeds to End Polio -- converted to $5,750 with matching grants -- came from tickets Rotary sold for the October 23rd Vancouver Giants hockey game at the annual Rotary on Ice event, led by the Tsawwassen and Ladner Rotary Clubs, with Rotoract Clubs and Interact Clubs in Delta and Vancouver, with help from District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin. The Boys & Girls Club received tickets worth almost $1,700 purchased by Rotarians and others so that 94 young people could attend the game at no cost. Finally, Rotarians of all ages sold tickets for a 50/50 lottery draw at the game with $2,520 going to Rotary's Rotoract and Interact clubs.
Rotary on Ice nets funds: End Polio, Rotoract, Interact, Boys & Girls Club 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - October 24 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations are in order! While at the 2016 Zone Institute in Winnipeg District Governor Elect Don Evans completed his District Governor training.  Well done and it sounds like you are on the path to a wonderful year.
 
Alex, District Governor Lyn, District Governor Don and Deb are shown here just after DGE Don received his completion certificate at the Zone Institute.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Burnaby recently recognized 5 members for long and distinguished service above self. Talk about a group that's been there and done that.  We congratulate the Rotary Club of Burnaby's newest Honorary members.
Rotary Club of Burnaby recognizes Honorary members 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2016
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Those of you who follow DG Lyn's travels will know that she recently attended the 2016 Winnipeg Zone Institute. The theme of the institute was Rotary Rohrs for Human Rights.  The special guest was Dr. Oscar Arias, recipient of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize.  There were many very special speakers including Rotary International President John Germ, Mpho Tutu (daughter of Desmond Tutu).
DG Lyn Attends 2016 Winnipeg Zone Institute 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 01, 2016
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District 5040 was honoured by RI President John Germ for being the District with the largest contribution to Polio Plus in the 2015-16 Rotary year.  PDG John Anderson accepted the award on behalf of our District at the Zone Institute in Winnipeg.
For more information about Rotary's campaign to eradicate polio forever, please click HERE.
District 5040 Recognised for PolioPlus Contributions Brian Finley 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2016
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Each year in District 5040, RI Policy requires we choose a Rotarian to serve as District Governor approx. 2.5 years from now (Rotary Year 2019-20). The President of any Club in the District may submit the name of one of its members for consideration by the District Nominating Committee.
 
The Nominating Committee in District 5040 is made up of the District Governor Elect, the District Governor Nominee, the two immediate Past District Governors and one Assistant Governor who is a member of a club in District 5040. This year’s Committee is chaired by Immediate Past District Governor John Anderson.
District Governor 2019-20 Call for Nominations 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
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Organizers are you interested in making your booth look really professional?

Members of the Rotary Club of Kitimat wanted to go to that next level too and were looking to showcase Rotary with pizzazz.. Based on a suggestion from Tom Smith, District Membership Chair, members of the Rotary Club of Kitimat borrowed a new display.
 
Even better, through a generous donation from Brandstra Transportation Systems the display may be used by any club in our District! 
 
Display booth available 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Submitted with respect by Michael Liddicoat
Vern Nielsen sits in a chair in Kelowna, British Columbia attached to a tube.  A cocktail of chemicals winds its way through the tube and into Vern’s veins.  This cocktail is just one of three such treatments that Vern must take every two weeks.  The chemicals are searching out a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.  The survival rate for this disease is about 2% within 12 months.  Vern is in month five.
 
I didn’t hear about Vern in a medical journal.  He wasn’t on the nightly news.  His picture is not on my Facebook feed.  Vern was standing in front of my Rotary club.  As a district governor, Vern has spent the last two years preparing to motivate and guide the 60 clubs in Rotary District 5060, which covers parts of Washington State and British Columbia.  Some might have thought he wasted those two years of preparing.
Michael Liddecoat's touching article about Vern Nielsen 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson on Sep 18, 2016
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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for Peace day 2016 is Sustainability – Building Blocks for Peace. The 17 sustainability goals adopted by all 193 Member States of the United Nations aim to end poverty protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
UN International Day of Peace, September 21 2016 John Anderson 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Fighting polio – an emergency response in Nigeria 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Sep 07, 2016
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On September 8th, the Rotary Club of Squamish celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.  Our special guests were RI Director Dean Rohrs and Rhino,  District Governor Lyn Stroshin and Alex, District Governor-elect Don Evans, MLA Jordan Sturdy, and Mayor Patricia Heintzman.
Rotary Club of Squamish Celebrates 50th Anniversary Brian Finley 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation 100th and Philippines end polio role celebrated Peter Roaf 2016-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Aug 28, 2016
Help Rotary to eradicate Polio from the world forever.
 
 
End Polio Now Brian Finley 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 26, 2016
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DIRECTIONS:  Add 400 Rotarians & partners, add a hefty dollop of Rotaractors, Interactors, RYLA & YE students, stir in energetically sensational keynote speakers, blend in rousing entrainment, finally a hefty measure of fun. Mix vigorously and enjoy. For conference 2017 registration and details go to www.CelebrateRotary.ca.
 
 
 
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Posted on Aug 20, 2016
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You are invited to a Regional Rotary Foundation seminar at the Wosk Centre in Vancouver. With RI President Elect Ian Riseley as the keynote speaker.  This is not an ordinary seminar. It is interactive using the unique resources at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.  You will fully participate. Register Now!
The future of The Rotary Foundation 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
District reps contribute to youth camp in China 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2016
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DG Lyn Stroshin and DGN Darcy Long, 2017 District conference chair announced that David Forward will be a keynote speaker at conference 2017 in Whistler. David is the author of the official history of The Rotary Foundation, “Doing Good in the World.”
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RI President John Germ on membership 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Quesnel an early visit by District Governor 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Grades 8 to 10 students with a desire to make their schools and communities better places created and produced projects in “Service Above Self” and made new friends at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp on July 7 to 10, 2016. The 25 students attended the camp at Lakelse, south of Terrace, BC. The 3-day camp tought leadership and personal development skills, while instilling the Rotary ideal of high ethical standards. For more on RYLA >>click here>>
 
Students in Grades 8-10 enjoy July Rotary youth camp 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 28, 2016
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June 25th turned into a beautiful Whistler day as DGE Lyn Stroshin was inducted as the 2016/17 Governor of District 5040 by RI Director Dean Rohrs. Over 70 Rotarians, family and friends gathered from far and wide to participate in the celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium and lead by PDG Gordon Daglish. Click here to view the photos on facebook.
DGE Lyn's Installation Celebration 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2016
DG John Anderson's Reflections on District Conference 2016. Video by Kyle Gomes a member of the Hugh Boyd Interact Club in Richmond.
 
 
Looking back on Conference 2016 2016-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the newest member of the Rotary 5040 family.
 
DG John Anderson on May 18, 2016 presented the charter to the Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Burnaby, BC, District 5040.
 
RCC chartered in District 5040 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on May 14, 2016
May 15. 2016 was the Official Opening of the Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. The project was funded by the Rotary Club of Squamish, a District 5040 grant from the Rotary Foundation, and the Sea to Sky Nordics Club. Thank you to our partners, volunteers, and donors who helped make the vision a reality.
Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. Brian Finley 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Centers 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund” to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire. The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued. The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary club and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds.

This fund is being established after consultation with DGN Frank Reitz (resident of Fort McMurray) and Fort McMurray Rotary Club President Jeanette Bancarz.

Donations may be from individuals or corporations. Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.

Please forward donations to:

Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 – 104 Ave.. NW
Edmonton AB T5P 0S3

and annotate cheques “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”

If you wish to make a donation using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, you may do so by using the Canada Helps website and the Charitable Foundation’s link:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/rotary-district-5370-charitable-foundation/

In the comments section, please indicate that the donation is for the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund.

Many thanks!

Julius Buski, President
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established John Anderson 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Conference 2016 Photos 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Penny Offer on Apr 18, 2016
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The Council on Legislation approved two key measures that will give clubs greater flexibility in their meetings and membership. Both were proposed by the RI Board of Directors and passed overwhelmingly after vigorous debate.
2016 COL Gives Clubs Flexibility Penny Offer 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Charbonneau on Apr 07, 2016
 

This video shows how one club presents Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The presentation uses slides to highlight the change in peoples lives that the gift to The Rotary Foundation made. By relating the Paul Harris Fellow recognition to the recipients of the aid the new Paul Harris Fellow and the audience understand the full impact of the gift. The video was created John Charbonneau, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.

 

 
PHF Presentation with gusto John Charbonneau 2016-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Council on Legislation Meets Penny Offer 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
We have held this event for the past 31 years. It is a bike ride from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs Resort, a distance of 120km.  It is held the second Sunday in July and this year falls on July 10th.  The event is run to raise funds for the deaf and hard of hearing in British Columbia and we have raised over $2.8 million in our 31 years.

This picture is of Baljeet and Jaspreet Rakmo. Jaspreet has a cochlear implant and he has been doing very well adapting to the new technology.
Rotary Club of Vancouver Annual Bike-A-Thon Jack Zaleski 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2016
Here is an exciting video message from DG John Anderson on the selection of two very high profile speakers to the line up for the District Conference 2016. Also one very well know Canadian entertainment icon. April 1 is the last day to register and receive a $25 discount. Details at www.CelebrateRotary.ca. The announcement of the keynote speakers will officially be made on April 1.
 
 
New Conference Keynote Speakers 2016-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson
Congratulations to District Governor Nominee, Don Evans who received The Caring Canadian Award from His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at the Chan Centre, UBC on Friday March 4th. The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smarter and more caring nation. The award also highlights the fine example set by these volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are so much a part of our Canadian character. Accolades Don on this well deserved honour and thank you for the volunteer service you have given.
DGN Don Wins Award John Anderson 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 19, 2016
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Leadership, team work, communication and membership development were key areas of discussion at the first in a series of District 5040 Assemblies.
District Assembly a Success 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 19, 2016
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Here is the March issue of the District 5040 Conference News. Update on keynote speakers, Rotary Jeopardy coming to conference 2016, New Audain museum opens in Whistler, registration goes over goal of 300, just days left to save $25 on registration and Much More
Conference 2016 Update 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
100 Years of Doing Good in the World 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Mar 09, 2016

One in two girls wish they were someone else.

Local day camp that aims to build girls’ confidence gets a boost from Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Squamish donated a cheque for $3200 to the Howe Sound Women's Centre in support of the Girl's Camp for young girls. 
 
Read the full story from the Squamish Chief HERE.
 
Squamish Rotary Supports Girls Camp Brian Finley 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship Gloria Staudt 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Feb 27, 2016
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Visitors learned about Rotary and  a new water park for Ladner on Saturday Feb 27th at Port Metro Vancouver office in Trenant Park.  The water park is one example of Rotary's many contributions to our community of Delta and region and to communities in need all around the world. It is the first time that the new Rotary event booth was on public display.
Ladner Club holds a Rotary Day Brian Finley 2016-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2016
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The February District 5040 Conference 2016 newsletter is online. Check out the savings on early registration, new keynote speaker, special tours of the Chateau Whistler, cooking classes and much, much more.
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We are happy to announce that all three Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions will be made available to Rotarians on Thursday, April 28th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  This will be an opportunity for those who have never taken RLI training to start and for those who have partially completed the RLI courses to continue.  The fee for each course is still only $85 and includes all of the pertinent course material, refreshments and Lunch.
Rotary Leadership Institute sessions available at the District Conference Tim Cawdell 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
To any who are planning to join us and attend the Rotary International Convention, we look forward to spending this exciting time with you. The Convention dates are May 28 through June 1, 2016.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

We would like to know who from District 5040 will be in Seoul – we always get together and have some fun times at International Convention. To make sure you are on our list, just drop me an e-mail and we will build our group.

There are some tours available through Indus Travel in Richmond and details can be had through the Download section on the left of our home page – click the link to either open or download the details for the tour or tours in which you are interested. You can also call Maryalice Golinsky at Indus Travel, Direct Line: 1-778-773-9850 for more information.

Don Evans and Deb   604-988-3435   don_evans@telus.net
 
Rotary International Convention – Seoul, Korea Don Evans 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson
DGE Lyn Stroshin and her husband Alex are attending the week long assembly for over 500 governors for the 2016-17 Rotary year. Lyn and Alex are seen here with Rotary International President-Elect, John F Germ and his wife, Judy. The President- Elect has just announced his theme for next year, Rotary Serving Humanity.

District Governor Elect at International Assembly John Anderson 2016-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley
On Jan 8th, the Squamish Reporter published an article about the Rotary Club of Squamish. The article gives a brief history about the club, and highlights the club's plans for 2016, in both our local and international communities.

To read the full article, click the More button
Squamish Rotary Club featured in the Squamish Reporter Brian Finley 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 03, 2016
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The Rotary Foundation received a $500,000.00 gift from the late Fred and Bette Cotton of Vancouver. The funds received on December 30, 2015, will support the Rotary International polio eradication campaign.
Gift of $500,000 to fight Polio 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO KOREA

ANYEONG HASEYO!

 

On behalf of all the Rotarians in Korea, I invite you to the 2016 Korea convention. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and making your trip our very special gift that goes far beyond your expectations.
 
A Personal Invitation 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
I am very excited to announce that Darcy Long of the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt has been appointed as the 2018-19 District Governor for District 5040. I know Darcy will do an excellent job as our Governor and I look forward to working with her and all Rotarians to help Rotary make its mark in our District.

Please join me in welcoming Darcy to this position.

John L. Anderson
District Governor 2015-16
Rotary District 5040
Darcy Long to be District Governor in 2018-19 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2015
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The Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt held a successful public event on Friday, December 4, 2015. Rotarians and the general public were invited to hear about Rotary’s work on polio eradication. Polio survivor Ramesh Ferris spoke the more than 150 people who attended the event.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2015
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Videos of all presentations and a report with text of presentations is now available for the very successful Rotary Day of Dialogue organized by District 5040 on November 21, 2015 at the Wosk Centre in Vancouver.
Rotary Day of Dialogue Report & Videos 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Day of Dialogue Evaluation - Success!!! Chris Offer 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 27, 2015
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This is a video annual report from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. The club works closely with the Interact clubs they sponsor. The club also uses Rotary Foundation district and global grants effectively. The video shows the wide range of projects the club and their Interact partners support.
A successful year of Rotary - Richmond Sunset 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 25, 2015
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The Rotary Day of Dialogue was a tremendous success. The event was the first Rotary Day of Dialogue held anywhere.
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“An Effective Rotary Club” presentation by Brianne Haxton, Rotary International, Manager Membership Services 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
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Push-Ups, Push-Ups, Push-ups and more Push-Ups was the theme for our social night and dinner Nov 20, 2015.  Our pre-dinner entertainment was a push-up challenge between 4 Rotarians.  Although arms were weary, spirits were high, as each competitor was cheered on by onlookers.  
Rotary Club of Richmond Push Up Challenge Raised over $5,500 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
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The College Height Secondary School Interact Club, a junior division of the Yellowhead Rotary, has entered a full size tree into the Festival of Trees.  This is Prince George's 100th anniversary and the Festival hopes to have 100 trees and we are a part of something really special.
Prince George Interact Youth Share the Gift of Giving 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Scott on Nov 02, 2015
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Do you know a young person between the ages of 15-19 who would like to visit another part of the world this summer and immerse themselves in the culture? Then perhaps the Rotary STEP (Short Term Exchange Program) is for them.
 
STEP is a family to family exchange for Rotarian families and families recommended by Rotary clubs. Students from here typically stay with their host family for 3-5 weeks and then the two students will travel back together and spend 3-5 weeks together here.
 
There is no cost to the Rotary club!
 
 

STEP (Short Term Exchange Program) Liz Scott 2015-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
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MLA Kathy Corrigan Statement on Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown's Rotary Coats for Kids, October 8, 2015 in the BC Legislature.
 
 
Rotary Coats for Kids Campaign Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2015
Meet the Rotary Day of Dialogue "Initiators".  Agenda details, registration, hotel and more . . .
 
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015
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Congratulations to District Governor Elect (GETS) Lyn and Alex Stroshin, Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium. DGE Lyn attended the Governor Elect Training Seminar in Providence, RI.

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Posted by Penny Offer on Sep 14, 2015
This short video explains why you should take RLI. The next RLI Part 1 is October 24, 2015 - Registration is now open - to register click HERE
 
 
What is RLI? Penny Offer 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
You're Invited To A Dinner Cruise With The Vancouver Rotary Club Linda Ens 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
DG John Anderson and Conference Chair Rick Lewall have announced the first keynote speakers for conference 2016. Emmy award-winning journalist Penny LeGate, Ezra Teshome, District 5030 Seattle 2013-14 District Governor, and Julia Phelps, Rotary International Board of Directors for 2014-16 representing Zones 24-32.
Penny LeGate
Penny LeGate Ezra Teshome Julia Phelps
 
2016 Conference Keynote Speakers Announced Rick Lewall 2015-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson
Wondering what PETS is all about? Pacific Northwest PETS is one of the premier training opportunities for Rotary President Elects. Check this video out get a glimpse of what makes it so awesome. www.pnwpets.org
 
 
Rotary Pacific Northwest PETS--Why You Shouldn't Miss It! John Anderson 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sue Godey
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On August 13,14,15, 2015-2016 Outbound Students, and their parents reconnected with each other and the Youth Exchange Committee, Rotex, (previously returned youth exchange students) and District Governor John and Claire Anderson under sunny skies at Rebound Orientation, located at Gavin Lake Forestry Camp, a beautiful setting in the Cariboo just east of Williams Lake.
Rebound - Youth Exchange Sue Godey 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Luke Vorstermans on Aug 15, 2015

At the District Conference last April, the Rotary Club of Gibsons put out a challenge to the other District Clubs to: Help Us Roll 1000 Hippos. Needless to say, our display booth garnered lots of attention!

Click on the link below to view the digital presentation of the Challenge. It gives the background to this simple innovation and also highlights the smiling faces of the women who were blessed with our club's action:

>>  www.rollahippo.com/Rotary

Join the 1000 Hippo Roller Challenge Luke Vorstermans 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Pavilion Underway at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park Brian Finley 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sue Godey on Aug 15, 2015
On August 13,14,15, 2015-2016 Outbound Students, and their parents reconnected with each other and the Youth Exchange Committee, Rotex, (previously returned youth exchange students) and District Governor John and Claire Anderson under sunny skies at Rebound Orientation, located at Gavin Lake Forestry Camp, a beautiful setting in the Cariboo just east of Williams Lake.
Rebound Orientation at Gavin Lake Sue Godey 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Everyone loved the Rotary Beef-in-a-Bun Brian Finley 2015-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Government of Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries. During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries. 
Government of Canada Continues Support of Polio Eradication and The Rotary Foundation 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lesley Erasmus
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Thursday July 2nd to Sunday July 5th 2015

As the sun rose over the ranch of Rotarian Carman Hendry – one could feel the excitement of the Leaders and Rotarians waiting for 38 boys and girls to register for RYLA camp. Known as RYLA Lakelse this camp used to be held at a beautiful lake property owned by the Kinsmen. This property is currently in need of repair and not suitable for our RYLA camp. Instead of cancelling as we had to in 2013 we went ahead with plans at this beautiful ranch. So in 2014 and this year our camp took on a new life.
RYLA Lakelse 2015 Lesley Erasmus 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Following on from the announcement about Nigeria's important milestone, you may be interested in a publication currently on the endpolio.org website. Click on the image below to be taken to the document.
Nigeria Tool Kit 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2015
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On 24 July, Nigeria passed one year with no new cases of wild poliovirus.

This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio and a critical step on the path toward a polio-free Africa. We’ve come a long way since the bleak years when the virus reached its peak. It was only a decade ago that polio struck 12,631 people in Africa- three quarters of all cases in the world.

11 August will mark an even greater milestone: one year since the last case of polio in Africa. For Africa to be certified polio-free, all countries in the region, including Nigeria, must go two more years without a case of polio. To do this, all children in Nigeria must continue to receive the polio vaccine, including those in hard-to-reach and underserved areas.
Message from RI President Ravi - Re: The Fight Against Polio 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Invites You to the Opening PACE BBQ Gurinder Walia 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
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It’s a great privilege to address you as District Governor and welcome you all to the new Rotary year. Early July is an important time in the Rotary calendar. It is a time to look back at what we have achieved in the previous year and to thank those who have supported Rotary through service at the club and district level. It is also a time of renewal as we welcome our new leaders and learn of their plans for the year ahead.
Welcome From The New District Governor John Anderson 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Ravindran urges Rotary’s 1.2 million members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe

 
EVANSTON, Ill., USA (25 June, 2015) — K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, takes office on 1 July as the 105th president of Rotary International – a global network of 1.2 million volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
K.R. Ravindran Becomes The First Sri Lankan To Head Rotary John Anderson 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary’sWalk To EndPolio Now Bala Naidoo 2015-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Have you met your club's Foundation goals? 2015-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Luke Vorstermans on Apr 23, 2015
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What's a hippo roller? It's a simple 'flick of the switch' technology that frees women from the daily chore of hauling water for their households.
Will your club support Hippo Rollers? Luke Vorstermans 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Apr 20, 2015
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On April 18 and 19 District 5040 hosted Part 1 & 2 of the  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seminars in Prince George. Rotarians from clubs in Prince George, Burns Lake and Williams Lake participated in the training.

RLI Seminar a Success Chris Offer 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurinder Walia on Mar 19, 2015

Planning for Rotaract's 2015 Roundtrip is underway!

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Last year's PACERS, plus a New West Rotaractor (L to R: Kohey[japan], Anna[Germany], Manu[Argentina], Lulu[Mexico], Giorgia[Italy], and Melissa[New West])

Rotaract PACE 2015 Planning Underway Gurinder Walia 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Mar 17, 2015

Visit events page for details of RLI course in Prince George and North Vancouver.

RLI courses in April and May Rebecca MacPherson 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation resource Chris Offer 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract's 2014 Wrapup Newsletter Gurinder Walia 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson on Mar 07, 2015

District 5040 leadership team 2015-16 - Presidents Elect, Rotaract Presidents Elect and District leaders at Pacific Northwest PETS (Presidents Elect Training Seminar) Seattle

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Club leaders meet in Seattle John Anderson 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 01, 2015
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As part of National Immunization Day aimed at vaccinating over 172 million children under the age of 5 across India, Ladner Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer, both Past District Governors, joined a Rotary International team of volunteers from Canada, Switzerland, Australia and the United States to give Polio vaccinations in rural India in late February.

Rural India polio vaccine given by Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
One Club's 'Meal to End Polio' Equals Vaccinations for Over 6,000 Children Shawna Nickel 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Update: ShelterBox is Responding in 9 Countries Christopher Loat 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Role model of ethical business practice recognized by Rotary Peter Roaf 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Penny Offer on Jan 31, 2015
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RI President Gary Huang urged all Rotarians to Light up Rotary this year by participating in a Rotary Day- a fun informal event in the community to introduce the non-Rotary public to Rotary. On January 24th 2015 the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown and the Burnaby Rotaract Club in District 5040 partnered with  Canlan Burnaby 8 Rinks to offer a Rotary Free Public Skate.

Rotary Days on Skates Penny Offer 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Hugh Boyd Interact Club wins Rotary International's Video Competition Christopher Loat 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Stroshin on Jan 14, 2015

Here is a picture of the Whistler Millennium outbound student Caitlin Patersen. She left Whistler for a year in Denmark and ended up hobnobbing with the RI President, Gary Huang. This picture was in the Danish Rotarian.

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Whistler Millennium Outbound Student Roslyn Stroshin 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Jan 11, 2015
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For those of you who have not seen the recent communication, this will bring you up to date on what is happening with Rotary's Project Partner

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Thank you from ShelterBox Canada Christopher Loat 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria Staudt on Jan 06, 2015
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Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. We have created a page on the District 5040 site with links to the resources and the application process. You can find it here.

Please note the District 5040 deadline for application is 10th April 2015.

Join us in promoting the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship! Gloria Staudt 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria Staudt on Jan 04, 2015

Good information for possible peace fellow applicants in your community.

Rotary Peace Centers Gloria Staudt 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Anderson on Dec 02, 2014
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Rotary District 5040 is conducting a search to fill the position of District Treasurer when Terry Miller, the current treasurer finishes his term in June. The position is a three-year term starting July 1st 2015. Among the treasurer’s duties he or she serves on the Board, is responsible for managing funds and reports on the finances of Rotary District 5040. The treasurer participates in budget development and works closely with the Governor and the Board to ensure the district meets its financial and reporting obligations to the District and to Rotary International.

 

Interested Rotarians who have financial qualifications/accounting and or experience as club treasurer are asked to contact John Anderson District Governor Elect for more information. John can be reached at johnlanderson@telus.net or by phone at 604 948 2944.

District Positions Open John Anderson 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 27, 2014

This short video, in a unique visual way invites you to join The Rotary Foundation – Bequest Society. The video explains how the Bequest Society supports Rotary’s humanitarian and peace goals. It also describes the recognition members of the society receive and the $1 billion goal for the Endowment Fund.

 

Your Rotary Legacy Chris Offer 2014-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Wilson on Nov 25, 2014
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The District Nominations Committee has selected Don Evans, nominated by the Rotary Club of Vancouver of Vancouver, for District Governor to serve in 2017-18.

This nomination is pending any challenges submitted by clubs pursuant to Section 13.020 of the RI Manual of Procedure – Nominating Procedure for Governor.

I would like to congratulate all the nominees that were selected by their clubs and thank them for their commitment to serve our District as District Governor.

Ken Wilson
District Governor 2014 – 2015
District 5040

Congratulations To Don Evans Kenneth Wilson 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria Staudt on Nov 12, 2014

ImageSara Eftekhar has received word that she has been named as a 2015 Rotary Peace Fellow. Sara will pursue a Masters at the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Bradford in the UK in the field of international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution. The one-year Fellowship covers fees, living and travel expenses and an applied field experience, in excess of $50,000 USD. Sara was chosen out of many candidates and is one of only four Canadians to receive this world-wide honour.

Sara’s passion for peace and social justice is born out of conflict. She and her family fled turmoil and persecution in Iran for a better life in Canada when Sara was 8. Sara’s volunteerism and leadership throughout her school years earned her the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Outstanding Youth Award from the Mayor of North Vancouver, the YWCA Vancouver’s Young Women of Distinction Award, and was the youngest to ever be named among the Top 25 Immigrants of Canada. Sara graduated from UBC with honours in Nursing.

Sara Eftekhar of North Vancouver is Named a Rotary Peace Fellow Gloria Staudt 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Charbonneau on Nov 05, 2014
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At a time when it would be so easy for high school students to forget about the events of past World Wars, our South Delta Secondary School Interact students braced the wind, the rain and the cold to install the Remembrance Day Crosses at the entrance to Tsawwassen on Thursday after school.

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South Delta Secondary School Interact Students Remember John Charbonneau 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract October Update- Rotaract Club of Squamish Gurinder Walia 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Nov 04, 2014

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The Conference Committee is pleased to offer a special one-day Registration for Interact and Rotaract clubs in District 5040. Note this offer only applies to these groups and is not offered to Rotarians. The full programme of events for the day can be found by following this link.

District Conference 2015 - One-Day Interact/Rotaract Registration Christopher Loat 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Council on Legislation Penny Offer 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Oct 20, 2014
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New Shelter Solutions

 

ShelterBox continues to develop new shelter solutions to meet the needs of communities affected by disasters. 

 

ImageIn the five months following Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November 2013,  more than 100 ShelterBox Response Team members delivered 7,000 tents, 10,000 solar lights, 870 water filtration systems, 2,300 mosquito nets, 445 tool kits and 30 SchoolBoxes. 

ShelterBox Update – November 2014 Christopher Loat 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Smith on Oct 19, 2014

Afghanistan Project Officially Ends - August 25, 2014
Rotary Canada's 2010/11 Centennial Project:  Building A School in Afghanistan for up to 4,000 male and female students between Grades 1 (one) and 12 (twelve) was officially completed with the closing of the file by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development as of August 25, 2014.

If you remember this was Canada's Centennial Rotary Project where all clubs in Canada were asked to sent $250 to CRCID.

CRCID Closes File on Centennial Afghanistan School Project Tom Smith 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to John and Claire Anderson for graduating from their Governor Elect Training Seminar in Toronto. Garry Shearer 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Lewall on Oct 05, 2014
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Our 5th Annual Rotary on Ice is going to be on Saturday, October 18th at the Pacific Coliseum at 7:00 P.M.(you should arrive 6:30 P.M.) ---- the Giants are playing Prince George . This year we are holding the event on a Saturday night which means that out of town Rotarians can come enjoy this event and come for the weekend to visit friends and do other activities.

Please note that tickets can still be ordered until October 14th.

5th Annual Rotary on Ice Rick Lewall 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Kavanagh on Oct 03, 2014
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This year's 5040 Foundation Dinner takes place on November 22nd
Theme: Celebrate 1964 Italy / Italian
Sophia L______
"An offer you can't refuse" The Don
Prizes for for best dressed single/couple
6:30 Doors open
8:30 Live auction

LIVE:- Club sponsored Italian Baskets
SILENT:- Two tables

Costs $100.00 Tax receipts for food and donations

Guest of Honor PRIP Wilfred Wilkinson

Tickets, prizes donkavanaghinteriors@shaw.ca
Don at 604 929 8580
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

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5040 Foundation Dinner 2014 Donald Kavanagh 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
150 Years of Rotary Service Patricia Sibley 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
DG Visit Schedule for 2014-15 Kenneth Wilson 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Sep 21, 2014
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On Saturday, September 21, 2014 a train the trainers seminar was held for new faculty for the Rotary Leadership Institute, Pacific Northwest Division. The seminar was for new Discussion Leaders for District 5040.

New RLI Discussion Leaders Trained Chris Offer 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Sep 10, 2014
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Capital for Kids Democracy in Action Youth Conference
Victoria, BC
October 26 – 28, 2014

Rotary Clubs of BC are partnering with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for a pilot project aimed at providing an educational experience for young British Columbians so they can better understand the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, engage more actively in their civic duties as youth leaders in their communities, and encourage others to do the same.

Rotary Supporting Youth Citizenship Pilot Program Christopher Loat 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
A Rotaract Update-From our New DRRs Gurinder Walia 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria Staudt on Sep 07, 2014
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 Dear Fellow Rotarians:

Happy September!  Time sure flies when we are having fun.  Hope you all had a great summer and already gearing up for the rest of the Rotary year.

Thank you to all clubs who have been looking for eligible candidates for the wonderful opportunity of applying for a Rotary Peace Fellowship.  If you haven't already started to make this one of your priorities, for consider doing so for no required financial cost to your club, just you passion.

This is an update and early reminder to start looking for eligible Rotary Peace Fellowship candidates for the program year which starts in 2016 with your endorsed candidates' applications needed by March 2015.

Rotary Peace Fellowship - Update and Reminder Gloria Staudt 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurinder Walia on Sep 02, 2014

Rotaract's annual PACE event came to an end last week. Here's one final update about their amazing cultural exchange.

Rotaract's PACE comes to an end Gurinder Walia 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract's PACE group start their BC tour Gordon Dalglish 2014-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurinder Walia on Aug 07, 2014

The Rotaract 5040 PACE committee would like to invite all Rotarians to meet with our International visitors and enjoy some delicious barbecue!

Rotaract: PACE Opening BBQ invitation Gurinder Walia 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Aug 03, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Squamish once again put on the Rotary Beef BBQ at the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival on Aug 3-4 2014. 1500 lbs of Canadian Prime Beef were roasted over an alder fire and served in Brioche bun sandwiches to the hungry crowd. This was the 57th annual Loggers Sports Show and the Squamish Rotary Club has been there from the beginning.

Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival Brian Finley 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jun 24, 2014
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The District 7430 Friendship Exchange Team has completed their tour and returned home. The team was in District 5040 from June 12 to 24.  They visited Metro Vancouver, Whistler and took a tour up the Duffy Lake Road and down the Fraser Canyon.  The team was hosted in the homes of local Rotarians

Team Pennsylvania leaves District 5040 Chris Offer 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Tsukishima on Jun 04, 2014


The Rotary Club of Richmond has changed to a new venue. Visit our website for details.

Richmond Club New Venue Becky Tsukishima 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Tsukishima on Jun 04, 2014
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The following is taken from a letter to the Richmond News:

On Sunday, May 25th, 2014, the Rotary Club of Richmond led a dynamic and passionate volunteer team and presented the 6th Annual SOS Children’s Village B.C. Run & Walk, held at the spectacular Richmond Olympic Oval Plaza. While pledges continue to come in and the total is not finalized, the amount raised by this event is looking to top $27,000.

SOS Children's Village Walk Keith Tsukishima 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Ken and Peggy - our incoming DG team! Gordon Dalglish 2014-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2014 in Pictures Chris Offer 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane LePorte on May 24, 2014
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The next Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) will be held from September 3 to 13, 2014. Fun loving Rotarians in District 7430, southeastern Pennsylvania, want to host you in this beautiful and historic part of the world. Find Allentown PA on your map and see how close it is to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Atlantic City, Amish country and many more local places of interest. A bonus should be the start of the fabulous fall foliage.

These testimonials are from D-5040 Rotarians who traveled to D-7490 in Sept. 2011 or D-9930 in Feb. 2013.

  • Relaxing, Fun-filled, Educational – Means building personal relationships and understanding while enjoying the company of other Rotarians in new settings.
  • Best travel experience of our lives.
  • A wonderful opportunity to meet people and see their area as only the locals see it. Friendships are developed quickly and are long lasting.
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange is an opportunity to travel to a different part of the world, and be welcomed and hosted by the same warm hearted Rotarians you’ve known at home.
  • Great fellowship, interesting visits to important sites, reasonable costs, and memorable experiences.
  • The hospitality, generosity and the organization of RFE was amazing. It was great to see a new country with a local and I made so many international friends.
Rotary Friendship Exchange, September 2014 – Update Jane LePorte 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gurinder Walia on May 21, 2014

Our districts newest club is making news in its local paper. They are very close to reaching their goal of purchasing a shelter box! 

Rotaract in the News Gurinder Walia 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Charbonneau on May 14, 2014

Every member of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen has made a donation to TRF this Rotary year.

We Did It! John Charbonneau 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
7 Step Plan for Club Public Relations Penny Offer 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Apr 26, 2014
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District 5040's Past District Governors meet for their annual lunch.
Annual PDG Lunch Chris Offer 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus Makes Donation To VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation Davinder Grewal 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ross Birchall on Mar 24, 2014

Dear fellow Rotarians,

It’s the final day of our campaign, and we wish to thank you all for your support. A big shout-out to RYLA Champion MaryAnne Arcand, who worked tirelessly to make sure RYLA grew and that these opportunities will continue to be available to youth in our communities. You will be missed and celebrated!

Big thanks to DG Garry ShearerChris OfferTanya HallCeilidh MillarJohn Charbonneau, all of the RYLA staff and Rotarians across our District for making this possible. The funds raised on our end will be put back in to RYLA programming and registration to ensure attendance at RYLA isn’t inhibited by cost.

If you haven’t had a chance to donate, it’s not too late! The campaign ends at MIDNIGHT tonight, so don’t delay: www.kubaoms.com

Yours in Rotary,

Ross Birchall
Rotary Club of Prince George & RYLA District 5040

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Kuba Oms & RYLA District 5040 Fundraising Campaign Ends at Midnight! Ross Birchall 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ross Birchall on Mar 22, 2014

Dear fellow Rotarians,

Our very own Ceilidh Millar interviewed musician Kuba Oms this past week on the pre-release fundraising campaign, his new album, Rotary and RYLA. The campaign runs until this TUESDAY, and 50% of proceeds will go back in to RYLA programs in our District: www.kubaoms.com

Check out the interview if you haven't already, and please share with your networks!

Thank you so much for your support!

Yours in Rotary,

Ross Birchall
Rotary Club of Prince George & RYLA

Kuba Oms & RYLA District 5040 Fundraising Campaign UPDATE Ross Birchall 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Umbach on Mar 21, 2014
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This is a CRCID and TRF grant project. With the new Government of Canada funding initiative for CRCID, there is URGENCY in us being able to raise another $20,000 of Canadian Rotary Club donations for the project because we MUST COMPLETE ALL PROJECT WORK before March 31, 2015 according to CRCID funding terms.

There is a video on YouTube that summarizes all our project work in Ndandini since 2007 and introduces this new CRCID/TRF project. You can view it by clicking on this "video link"
Invitation To Partner - Sunshine Coast-Sechelt Club Terry Umbach 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract's Annual PACE Roundtrip- An Update Gurinder Walia 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
MaryAnne Arcand : January 14, 1955 - March 17, 2014 Georgina (Gina) Rawson 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ross Birchall on Mar 16, 2014

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

As you may have seen on several social media platforms, we are holding a special pre-release campaign for Kuba Oms' new album (entitled "ADHD"), where 50% of proceeds will be put back in to RYLA programming in our District. You may remember that last year, Kuba joined up with RYLA South to put on a Flash Mob at the Vancouver Art Gallery after camp in North Vancouver (see video below). He was so inspired by our program and the power of the youth involved that he has decided to put on this campaign until MARCH 25th, the physical release date of his new album.

Please visit www.kubaoms.com to pre-order your copy NOW - we are suggesting $15, but feel free to donate more (of course!), listen to some great music and support RYLA, all with one click of a button!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the rest of the campaign and learn more about Kuba. Stay tuned to the YouTube channel for updates throughout the week and please share with all of your networks!

Yours in Rotary,

Ross Birchall
Rotary Club of Prince George & RYLA

 

Kuba Oms & RYLA District 5040 Fundraising Campaign Ross Birchall 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
An Update From Rotaract Gurinder Walia 2014-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron J Davis on Feb 21, 2014
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Here is the Prince George Yellowhead Rotary Club's latest video that we thought might interest you regarding Taste of India that refers to Rotary in great detail. It played recently, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Taste of India Ron J Davis 2014-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elizabeth Scott on Feb 02, 2014
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Do you know a young person between the ages of 15 & 19 who would make a great Ambassador for Rotary and would love to spend the summer overseas? It’s not too late to apply and remember – there is NO COST to the club!! 
STEP Deadline Approaching Elizabeth Scott 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Templeton High School Applauds Rotary Club of Vancouver Chinatown Roger Wong 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Gisborne on Jan 14, 2014
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“The World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio” is proving a big success all over the world. On the week commencing Rotary Day February 23, 2014 Rotarians and friends are celebrating with a meal.
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A post on Facebook by Allan Berry provides some more details:
World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio Jan Gisborne 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jan 01, 2014
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2014 is starting across Zones 24-32 with a little fun - the first Zone 24-32 photo contest. This is an opportunity for the Rotarians across District 5040 to boast with photos about the Rotary service projects and fellowship events they have held or will hold this Rotary year.

Rotary Photo Contest Chris Offer 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Dec 25, 2013
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The District 5040 Nominating committee is pleased to announce that the committee has selected Lyn Stroshin, a member of the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium as District Governor for 2016-17.
New Governor Selected Rebecca MacPherson 2013-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Therese Lehouillier on Dec 19, 2013
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A big Congratulations to the Rotary Club of North Vancouver, especially Wendy Law who worked with Kian Sani (President) of Carson Graham in getting a new Interact Club up and running. They have a total of almost 30 members but unfortunately not all could attend.
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D5040 Carson Graham Interact Club Charter Induction Ceremony Therese Lehouillier 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Therese Lehouillier on Dec 17, 2013
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You Are Invited!

To the District 5040’s 2013-2014 Foundation Dinner.

You won’t want to miss this party as it is promising to be a fabulous evening full of good food, good friends and good fun! The dress code is dressy, but don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes! Rocking good music will be played by DJ - John Comeau. We promise you will hear Credence “Bad Moon Rising” and maybe even a little “Proud Mary” by request from our esteemed DG. You’ll also be given the opportunity to support the Foundation with a Raffle.
Registration is open now and you can register online by clicking on this button and logging on to the registration page.

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District 5040 Rockin on the Shore Therese Lehouillier 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Magdalen Leung on Dec 06, 2013
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We have added some information about the hotel choices for the District Conference being held in Squamish in May 2014. You can view or download the information (it's in a PDF format) by visiting the Site Page or the Event Page. The site page is accessed from the graphic link on the right-hand column of the home page, or by clicking "All Aboard". The event page is accessed by clicking the District Conference 2014 link here or on the left-hand column of the home page.

Book your rooms early so as not to be disappointed.
District 5040 Conference 2014 Update Magdalen Leung 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gloria Tom Wing Staudt on Nov 20, 2013
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Updated information on the District 5040 Rotary Peace Fellows and applications for Peace Centers for 2014
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Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 20, 2013
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We regret to announce the death of PDG Gordon Christopher on November 11 2013. He served Rotary as Governor of District 504 in 1976-77
Obituary PDG Gordon Christopher Chris Offer 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on Sep 29, 2013
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I am pleased to report that today we completed Phase 1 of The Drive Community Garden.  Members of the Rotary Clubs of Vancouver, Vancouver Quadra, and Vancouver Yaletown worked with Can You Dig It, Shifting Growth Garden Society, posAbilities, community members, and several sponsors (including Vancity) to prep the entire site and complete 79 movable garden beds.
 
Three Vancouver Clubs "Growing" Together Linda Murray 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherrie Jamieson on Sep 18, 2013
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The beginning of September marked the end of another successful Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) Roundtrip hosted by Rotaract 5040. This year’s five selected participants were from Brazil, Lebanon, New Zealand and two states in the United States of America – Wisconsin and North Carolina. We anticipated a sixth participant but unfortunately he was unable to make it. Needless to say, the international participants shared countless amusing cultural exchanges with their hosts and the local rotaractors.

Another Great Year for Rotaract 5040’s Roundtrip Sherrie Jamieson 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janice Froese on Sep 17, 2013
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Rotary District 5040 is home to six amazing Rotaract clubs: Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Squamish, UBC (Vancouver) and Yaletown.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based and sponsored by a local Rotary Club. There are over 9,000 clubs spread around the world with over 200,000 members. Rotary District 5040 is hoping to add to this number with interest in starting new Rotaract Clubs coming from Prince George and North/West Vancouver. If you know of any young adults in those areas that may be interested, please let us know.
Rotaract - Article for Youth Service/New Generations Month Janice Froese 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Smith on Sep 16, 2013

The Rotary Club Arbutus Chapter has joined the partnership with our Social Pediatrics RICHER team by providing a generous donation of $7000 to support the “Off the Grill” Project at Brittania Teen Centre just off Commercial Drive in East Vancouver.
Food For At Risk Teens Tom Smith 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Vokes on Sep 10, 2013
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Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 is on September 28th in Burnaby.  Registration is now open
RLI September courses John Vokes 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Dinwoodie on Jul 24, 2013
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Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the RYLA Lakelse event planned for August 2013.
RYLA Lakelse Has Been Cancelled Keith Dinwoodie 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Dinwoodie on Jun 05, 2013
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On Thursday, 6th June 2013, the next District Governor for District 5040 was duly inducted. Garry Shearer from the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen takes over from current DG Rebecca on July 1st and after the long road which started with his nomination, Garry is now set to take the reins and guide us through the Rotary Year 2013-2014.

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Hail The New Chief Keith Dinwoodie 2013-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Dinwoodie on May 23, 2013

In case you were wondering, this is what we did! (amongst other things)
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To see "the bigger picture" and to read more of what we did, click "More"

District Conference held in Quesnel Keith Dinwoodie 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Penny Offer receives Service Above Self Award Rebecca MacPherson 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Simon Turner on May 09, 2013
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ImageOver 200 are headed to the District Conference in Quesnel...and sunshine is on the schedule, even if some of it might be the liquid variety!

 

District Conference Weather Outlook Simon Turner 2013-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
A Big Thank You From the Rotary Foundation to PDG Hans and Carol Doge Garry Hawkings 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Halley Finch on May 01, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Burns Lake is 60 years strong and we would like to invite you to come out and help us celebrate.
Date: Saturday June 8, 2013
Time: 5pm (if you are bringing a camper/trailer, please feel free to come out any time before 5pm to set up.)
Breakfast will be served Sunday morning.
Place: Burns Lake Omenica Ski Club House, Hwy 35 (3 km South of Burns Lake).
Rotary Club of Burns Lake is Celebrating 60 Years of ‘Service above Self’ Halley Finch 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Ladies' Night Therese Lehouillier 2013-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
100 Years of Rotary in BC – Party On The Plaza Donald Evans 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Oatway on Apr 14, 2013

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The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley is hosting Rick King on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Mr. King is the past President of Rotary International (2001-2002) and is a vibrant and motivational speaker. This is his first trip to Northern B.C., though he has spoken in each of the United States and 120 other countries around the world.
Former RI President Richard King To Visit Terrace Christina Oatway 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Evans on Apr 13, 2013
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The celebration of 100 Years of Rotary in BC is about to get underway - a week of fabulous activities for everyone. Watch for and participate in our many activities for a week you will never forget:
  • Monday, April 15 - tune in to CKNW AM 980 in Vancouver at 11:40AM for an interview with Rotarian Don Evans on the Bill Good Show

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka will be in Vancouver, visits Hugh Boyd Secondary Interact Club for their award winning video, then speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade at lunch time at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Crowd size looks like it will be 250, you can still get tickets at www.boardoftrade.com

  • Wednesday, April 17 - watch for a full four page supplement on 100 years of Rotary in BC and the centennial of the Rotary Club of Vancouver in the Vancouver Sun newspaper

  • Friday, April 19 - get on down to the Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a fabulous evening of celebration and entertainment. Bring friends and family, free admission for all, plaza opens at 5PM, cauldron lighting at 6:10PM

  • Saturday, April 20 - Rotary Showcase in the Vancouver Convention Centre, 12:00PM to 4:00PM, free admission

  • Saturday, April 20 - Centennial Gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 6:00PM to midnight - special guests Stephen Lewis (keynote address) and the Honourable Steven Point. Tickets still available, 400 guests expected.

More info at www.rotaryvancouver.org or call 604-783-1487.

A weeklong event like this occurs only once in a lifetime - don't miss out!

Don Evans
100 years of Rotary in BC
Rotary Club of Vancouver
604-988-3435
don_evans@telus.net

100 Years of Rotary in BC - Schedule Update Donald Evans 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Apr 07, 2013
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The District 5040 RYLA camp danced up a storm in downtown Vancouver
RYLA Flash Mob Chris Offer 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Sechelt RLI a success Chris Offer 2013-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
RLI Online Information Session Video Chris Offer 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Dinwoodie on Mar 30, 2013
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Those of you with iPhones (and now Android phones) may be aware of an "App" that provides access to some of the aspects of your ClubRunner website on your mobile phone. You may also be aware of issues with the performance of the app. After communicating with ClubRunner support, they admitted that there are some problems, specifically with the operating system (iOS) on the iPhone. But they have a solution..
ClubRunner On The Go Keith Dinwoodie 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Conference Registration increases 31st March Simon Turner 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Mar 20, 2013

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Dr. David Neima of the Rotary Club of New Westminster and Satwant Ginder of the Rotary Club of Burnaby are two people who have dedicated their skills and many hours of their time to make free eyesight screening possible for many people in our local communities.  On March 10, 2013, David and Satwant were at it again in Surrey to help over 230 people.

District 5040 Rotarians Combine Their Gifts to Make a Difference for Eyesight Chu Wu 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
4 simple ways to donate to The Rotary Foundation Rebecca MacPherson 2013-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Through Service – Peace Forum - a Triumph Chris Offer 2013-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Displays a big success Keith Tsukishima 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary says NO to bullying Chris Offer 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Conatser on Feb 24, 2013

The Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraserview will be holding its Annual Gala Fundraiser in Support of Mental Health on March 9th at the Royal King Palace Banquet Hall, 366-8158 128th Street Surrey. Tickets are $75 for individuals and $600 for a table of 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraseriew please visit their website by following this link.
Annual Gala Fundraiser in Support of Mental Health Jeff Conatser 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Week in Quesnel Simon Turner 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Evans on Feb 12, 2013
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This is to let you know that the arrangements with the Vancouver Board of Trade for the April 16, 2013 lunch with Rotary International president Sakuji Tanaka are now complete. Tables and individual seats for this event can now be purchased through the Vancouver Board of Trade at www.boardoftrade.com. Note that Rotarians and their guests from all Rotary Clubs can get the Board of Trade member rate for this event by using special promo code RCVP2.

This is a tremendous opportunity for Rotary to expand and raise its awareness in a key business community; we hope that you will come and bring friends as well.

Questions may be directed to Don Evans of the Rotary Club of Vancouver at 604-988-3435 or via e-mail.

We hope to see you there.
100 Years of Rotary in BC Update - Board of Trade Lunch Donald Evans 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
City of Richmond Proclaims Rotary Day James Westmacott 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tanya Hall on Jan 27, 2013
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If you are planning to send a student to RYLA south in April, now is the time to register. You can find more details on the Event Page and from there you will see a link to the Registration Page If you have questions, please contact Tanya Hall.
RYLA South 2013 - Registration Is Open Tanya Hall 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jan 26, 2013
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Three very successful Rotary Leadership Institute seminars were held on January 26th - see the photos in the story.
RLI a Success Chris Offer 2013-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Draft Schedule announced for "Striking Gold" 2013 D5040 Conference Simon Turner 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
100 Years of Rotary in BC - celebration events schedule Donald Evans 2013-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Jan 20, 2013
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Deadline Extended to 5pm, 5th March 2013.

This year as part of the 50th Anniversary of interact, and to bring Interact to our District Conference and to support Interactors, District Governor Rebecca has established an Interact Essay Competition. The Rotary 4 Way Test is important to Rotarians and guides us in the way we lead our lives. The title of this year’s essay is:

"The Rotary 4-Way Test and what effect it can have on your life; how does, could or should the Rotary 4-Way test apply to your life?“

Interact Essay Contest Christopher Loat 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christopher Loat on Jan 19, 2013
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For All District 5040 Rotary Interactors and Friends of Interact.

Here are some important dates and events for you to take note of and support.
District 5040 Interact Newsletter Christopher Loat 2013-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Courses John Vokes 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
New Study shows BC Rotarians contribute $8.5 million in 2012 Rebecca MacPherson 2013-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jan 08, 2013
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Interact Club of Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond BC – Video wins First Prize in Rotary Global Video contest
Students Making A Difference Chris Offer 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Terrace Rotarians Art and Lesley Erasmus visited Ethiopia Art Erasmus 2012-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
PDG Chris Offer awarded the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award Rebecca MacPherson 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Evans on Nov 26, 2012
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A major opportunity to spread the message of Rotary in this area will occur on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 when Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka visits. As part of the Celebration of 100 Years of Rotary in BC, President Tanaka will deliver a keynote address to the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Rotary International's President Tanaka To address Vancouver Board of Trade Donald Evans 2012-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 16, 2012
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More than 40 Rotaract club members attended a District 5040 seminar at UBC on November 17 to discuss strategies to build bigger, better and bolder clubs.
Rotaract Seminar a success Chris Offer 2012-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Evans on Nov 13, 2012
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We are pleased to announce that Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, will visit Vancouver during the centennial celebration week and deliver a keynote address at a lunch meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Meeting location and details are currently being worked out. This will be President Tanaka's second visit to British Columbia during his year as RI President!
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT TANAKA TO VISIT APRIL 16, 2013 Donald Evans 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
District 5040 Rotarians Honoured Rebecca MacPherson 2012-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Forum Chris Offer 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
The First District 5040 Fall Interact Leadership Assembly ... Christopher Loat 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Evans on Oct 27, 2012
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The Olympic Cauldron will be lit on the evening of Friday, April 19, 2013 as part of the special celebration of 100 years of Rotary in British Columbia. This exciting news now means that planning for an evening of public festivities will move forward as part of the centennial celebration next year. All Rotarians, friends of Rotary and the public will be invited to join this special evening of fun, music and profile for Rotary next spring. Watch the events listing for more details as plans develop for this exciting time.
OLYMPIC CAULDRON TO BE LIT TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ROTARY IN BC Donald Evans 2012-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Oct 26, 2012
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District 5040 joined Rotarians from across Canada and the USA on October 19 for a walk to end polio.
Walk to End Polio Now Chris Offer 2012-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Myrna Arychuk on Oct 15, 2012
The Rotary Club of Burnaby’s “The Sound of Hope” is a project to build a self-sustaining trades and training centre for deaf and hard of hearing young adults in Catur, Bali.
The Sound of Hope Myrna Arychuk 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
RC of Ladner wage war on Spartina Chris Offer 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Fellow Graduates Chris Offer 2012-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Sep 01, 2012

ImageI was told by many PDG’s that the club visits were the “icing on the cake,” the best part of your year as DG. I never imagined what an understatement this could be. As I start writing this month’s newsletter I am looking out my hotel room window at the beautiful mountains surrounding Smithers. I have now visited 10 of the 51 Rotary Clubs that make up District 5040 and have come to realize how each club and community is different yet so much alike.

The common thread is the consistent passion I see the Rotary clubs have for addressing the needs of their world and communities and how they create and implement service projects to carry this out.

Individuality is evident in that each community is different and that each clubs has its own personality, making each unique in its membership, fellowship and service.  To learn more about the clubs and my visits with them click here.
DG Club visits for August Rebecca MacPherson 2012-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Aug 06, 2012

I plan on giving away a “Rotarian of the Month” pin each month to one Rotarian in the district.  I am asking each of you to send me the name of a Rotarian in your club who has done something that exemplifies to you what being a Rotarian is about

 Although it certainly can be, remember it is not always the person who has done the most work for Rotary that deserves recognition.  One special act of kindness is worth recognition as well.  Make your story short but let me know why you think this person deserves to be Rotarian of the month.  They will receive a special pin as well as having their story written up in our monthly newsletter.   

We will be listing all the names submitted and their story as well.  I am hoping that we have at least one name from every club each month as I am sure that every one of you knows someone who should be recognized.  The deadline for submission (to me directly) is the 20th of each month. 

When I asked for nominations for Rotarian of the Month I knew that it would be a hard decision to make, but I did not realize how hard.  All the Rotarians described below are excellent examples of what being a Rotarian is all about.  Dedication to helping others, giving of their time and friendship and putting Service Above Self.

Rotarian of the Month - July 2012 Rebecca MacPherson 2012-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Aug 04, 2012
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Do you or a member of your club wish to serve Rotary and our district as Governor in 2015-16? Nominations will be accepted starting September 1, 2012. Being governor is a very rewarding and demanding opportunity. The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2012.
Call for District Governor Nominations Rebecca MacPherson 2012-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
A Great Opportunity To Visit The Phillipines Rebecca MacPherson 2012-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
20 Ways To Increase Membership Rebecca MacPherson 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
August is Membership and Extension Month Rebecca MacPherson 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Dinwoodie on Jul 19, 2012
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Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their experience of participating in a polio eradication exercise, or a cleft lip/palate mission, or work on a matching grant? These trips have a profound effect upon the individual. If you ever have a chance to go on one, you should; it will change you forever.
2012 West Africa Project Fair Program Keith Dinwoodie 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 16, 2012
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On June 27, 2012, Anne Baker was installed as President 2012-13 of the Rotary Club of Powell River.  Two Past Presidents and the current President of the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown all flew to Powell River for this auspicious occasion.  This reminds us that in March Anne tried to fly from Powell River to Seattle for PETS 2012 without a Passport!!          
Anne Baker - A Rotary Journey from Burnaby Metrotown to Powell River Chu Wu 2012-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Angelika Posselt on Jul 09, 2012
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At a recent meeting, we presented one of the 2 PHFs, which we awarded this year, to Burns Lake's Mayor Luke Strimbold. At 21 years old, we believe that Luke is the second youngest mayor in all of Canada.
Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Burns Lake's Mayor Angelika Posselt 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
District 5040 - Rotary Peace Fellow - Reports from Bangkok Chris Offer 2012-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor 2012-13 Rebecca MacPherson Becky Tsukishima 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jun 28, 2012
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On June 28, 2012, during the installation luncheon of 2012-13 President and Club Executives of the Rotary Club of New Westminster, Michael Crean was presented with the Rotary International Service Above Self Award by DG Hans Doge.  Michael Crean became only the 9th Rotarians in District 5040 to receive this distinguished honour in Rotary.

Michael Crean joins Irwin Stewart and George Sandwith as 3 Rotarians from the Rotary Club of New Westminster to be honoured with the Service Above Self Award. Together, they represent 1/3 of the recipients from District 5040 to have ever been selected for this prestigious award. Congratulations, the Rotary Club of New Westminster! 
 
Michael Crean Receive Service Above Self Award for 2011-12 Chu Wu 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
ROTA Special Volunteer Appeal Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellow recognition folder Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Rotary Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
New District 5040 Governor Installed Chris Offer 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Tsukishima on Jun 17, 2012
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Congratulations to the individuals and clubs who have received recognitions for their dedication to Service.
2012 District Awards Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
DG Hans June Newsletter Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Tsukishima on Jun 14, 2012
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Rotary Showcase, a new application, allows members of the Rotary family to post club or district service project information - including a description, photos, and video.
Rotary Showcase Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
June Future Vision News Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
The "End Polio" Canadian Summer Tour Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Tsukishima on Jun 09, 2012
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Lionsgate Rotary has discovered just how much it takes to move a whole library of books, not to mention the library itself, to a remote First Nations village on the B.C. coast. Read more
Rotary Clubs' literacy project takes flight Becky Tsukishima 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Jun 07, 2012
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On February 23 2013 - Districts 5040 and 5050 will jointly host a Rotary Peace Forum
District Peace Forum Chris Offer 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Seminars Successful Chris Offer 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
2012 Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
2013 District Conference in Quesnel Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
2013 Rotary Convention Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Reflection of the Bangkok Convention Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Future Vision May newsletter Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Donates Over $57K to 5 Vancouver School Literacy Programs Frances Blackwood 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Franz Gehriger on May 01, 2012

We would like to extend a very big Thank you from all of the members of The Rotary Club of Vancouver to Christopher Loat for organizing The Shelterbox Event, and to District Governor Hans for accepting our invitation and for giving strong support when thanking Tom Henderson last Wednesday, May 2nd 2012 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver BC Canada.
Shelter Box May 2nd Presentation by CEO Tom Henderson Franz Gehriger 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Tsukishima on May 01, 2012
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Congratulation to Rotarians from Vancouver Quadra, they were honored with Paul Harris Fellow for the exceptional work they did.
Service Above Self Becky Tsukishima 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Get ready for 2012 RYLA Lakelse Becky Tsukishima 2012-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
2013 Rotary Peace Fellowship Becky Tsukishima 2012-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Do you have a Rotary story that should be shared? Nancy Eidsvik 2012-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
RLI January 28 2012 Chris Offer 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Friendship Exchange to D9930 Becky Tsukishima 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
District Leadership Vacancy Positions Becky Tsukishima 2011-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Carolyn Ferguson from the Rotary Foundation to speak at Sechelt Assembly Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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Do you or a member of your club wish to serve Rotary and our district as Governor in 2016-17? Nominations will be accepted starting September 1, 2013. Being governor is a very rewarding and demanding opportunity. The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2013.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2016-2017 NOMINATIONS Rebecca MacPherson 0
District 5040 welcomes a new Rotary Club! Rebecca MacPherson 0
Can you lend a hand? Simon Turner 0
Posted by Simon Turner

After a couple of days inside, how about a stretch of the legs in support of RI's greatest battle: the global eradication of polio?

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Conference "Walk to End Polio" Simon Turner 0
"Striking Gold" Legacy Project Simon Turner 0
Rotaract Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) 2013 Roundtrip Michelle Leong 0
Posted by Janice Froese
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Did you know March 11 to March 18 is Rotary International’s World Rotaract Week???

“Every year, Rotaractors and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first club in 1968.
Rotary International’s World Rotaract Week Janice Froese 0
Rotaract Monthly Update - Rotaract Club of Burnaby Rebecca MacPherson 0
Rotaract Monthly Update - Rotaract Club of New Westminster Rebecca MacPherson 0
Vote for Rotary in United's 10 million miles giveaway Rebecca MacPherson 0
John Anderson District Governor 2015-2016 Rebecca MacPherson 0
December Rotaract Article - How Can We Attract and Retain Rotaract Members Rebecca MacPherson 0
January 5 2013 - Rotary Skates For the World at The Richmond Olympic Oval Magdalen Leung 0
District 5040 - Striking Gold Conference - May 17 - 20, 2013 Rebecca MacPherson 0
Early Bird Draw for Foundation Dinner Tickets Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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It has now been almost a week since Hurricane Sandy attacked New Jersey and New York. Many clubs in our district have been asking how they can help.  This letter gives an update and talks about some of the needs and ways clubs can help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy 

How to Help - Hurricane Sandy Rebecca MacPherson 0
Update from the Rotaract Club of Vancouver Rebecca MacPherson 0
Kitimat Declared an Official Rotary Peace Community Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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The month of September found Ted and me in many parts of our district. It is hard for me to believe that I am a quarter of the way through my year as District Governor.  Each day I have had the opportunity to meet new Rotarians and to learn about the wonderful things they do in our communities and around the world. 

 

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Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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Check out the new webpage and video on this joint Government House/Rotary Project.  An initiative of His Honour Lt Governor Steven Point, Rotary Clubs of BC and the Government House Foundation Literacy Committee
Government House/Rotary Project Write to Read Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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The Write to Read Project finally went “public” on Tuesday October 2nd when highly acclaimed Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume wrote a detailed explanation of the project on the editorial pages of the Vancouver Sun. This excellent outline of the project details all the many “partners” involved...
Write to Read Project Article: Stephen Hume - Vancouver Sun Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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Each month we will be hearing from one of the Rotaract clubs in the District. Each club will take the opportunity to submit an article which highlights their club for the monthly District Newsletter. This month we are featuring the Rotaract Club of Richmond. This article was written by Aaron Chan, president of the Rotaract Club of Richmond
Rotaract Club of Richmond Update Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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Help us SCORE BIG for Polio Plus and other Rotary Programs

District 5040 has teamed up with the Vancouver Giants Hockey Club for the 3rd annual Rotary on Ice event to raise awareness for Polio and Rotary.

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Rotarian of the Month – Bernie Lalor-Morton – Rotary Club of Whistler

Nominated by President Murray Wood Rotary Club of Whistler…

Rotarian of the Month - August Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Rebecca MacPherson
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Adios! Arrivederci! Auf Wiedersehen! La revedere! Rotaractors and Rotarians of District 5040 recently bid “farewell” to its most recent international visitors (Mirela Buculeu from Romania; Frederico Purini Nardi from Brazil; Stefania Piccoli from Italy;  Juliane Steinmann and Laura Tillmann from Germany). They were all participants of Rotaract District 5040’s second annual Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) roundtrip, a program which fosters global Rotaract ties and provides an authentic experience of Canada’s multiculturalism, while facilitating international friendships.
Rotaract's 2nd Annual Pacific Canada Experience PACE Rebecca MacPherson 0
Posted by Christopher Loat
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Not only is September the start of the new School year, it's also the start of the Rotary year for school-based Interact Clubs. This year is particularly special as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the the chartering of the very first Interact club, in St. Petersburg Florida in November 1962. We currently have 20 active Interact clubs within District 5040, with a goal of chartering at least 5 new Interact clubs this Rotary year.
Will your Club be a sponsor?

Interact Update District 5040 Christopher Loat 0
Posted by Petrie Neave
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Hello, Farewell...
Farewell to our 2011-12 Inbound students returning home after their Canadian experience. Farewell also to our 2012-13 Outbound students as they embark on their year in their adopted countries. Hello and welcome home to our 2011-12 Outbound students...and welcome, welcome, welcome to our thirteen Inbound students from Belgium (benvnuwe), Brazil (bem-vindo), France (bienvenue), Germany (willkommen), Italy (benvenuta), Spain (Bienvenido), The Netherlands (welkom) and Taiwan (歡迎光臨 “huānyíng guānglín”) who will be with us for a year.

Youth Exchange Update District 5040 Petrie Neave 0
2012 Annual Golf Tournament in support of the Rotary Foundation & Polio Plus Rebecca MacPherson 0
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